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GHS to establish top-up health insurance scheme – Deputy DG

Dr. Anthony Adofo Ofosu, the Deputy Director-General (DG) of the Ghana Health Services (GHS) says the Governing Council of the Service will be establishing a top-up health insurance scheme to cover health expenses of staff. Dr. Ofosu explained that the new scheme would be a supplement to the existing National …

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TUC calls for proper implementation of three-tier pension scheme

Dr Yaw Baah, Secretary General, Trades Union Congress (TUC) Ghana, has reiterated the union’s calls on government to rectify the “unfairness and discrimination” in the implementation of the three-tier pension scheme and adjust upwards, the low lump-sum benefits of pensioners. The TUC said pensioners were being shortchanged in terms of …

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Nkwanta South Assembly defaults in payment of workers’ SSNIT contributions

The Nkwanta South Municipal Assembly in the Oti Region has defaulted in the payment of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) of its workers’ contribution amounting to GH₵10,043.82. The Assembly failed to pay social security contributions of workers and penalty for the period; May to July 2020 contrary to …

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Court convicts manager for defaulting on SSNIT payment

Israel Kudadze, the Manager of Bodzi Communications Limited, has been convicted for defaulting in the payment of workers Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions amounting to GH¢2,844.00. He pleaded guilty to failure to pay contributions and submit workers report for computation by SSNIT, which is contrary to Sections …

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Ghana unemployment rate down from 11.9% to 8.4% – Minister

The Minister of Employment and Labour Relations has told the media at a briefing in Accra on Wednesday, that the total unemployment rate in Ghana has reduced from 11.9 per cent, per the Ghana Living Standard Survey Six (GLSS Six) to 8.4 per cent (GLSS Seven). He said the government …

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Pension scheme for cocoa farmers to commence in October – COCOBOD CEO

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Mr Joseph Aidoo, has announced that all is set to implement the Cocoa Farmers Pension Scheme for all cocoa farmers across the country in October this year. He said the National Pension Regulatory Authority (NPRA) would be the managers of …

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NHIS says it’s paid GH¢915m claims to service providers

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has paid GH¢915 million claims from January to August 2020 to service providers. In the order of payments, a total of 4,292 service providers comprising 2,993 public health facilities, 1,038 private health facilities, 228 mission health facilities and 33 quasi-government health facilities have been …

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TUC wants government to revise low lump-sum benefits of pensioners

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called on government to immediately convene a stakeholders’ forum to discuss and review upward the low lump-sum benefits and related issues of pensioners. A statement from the TUC, signed by Secretary General Dr Yaw Baah and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the …

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Cabinet directs exclusion of security forces from unification of pensions

Cabinet has excluded members of the security forces from the unification of pensions regime thus keeping them on their old pension programmes, Mr Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, the Minister of Information, has said. He said the security services would therefore not be subjected or included in the programme to unify pensions; they …

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NIC, MTTD to clamp down on fake insurance

The National Insurance Commission (NIC) together with the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, will soon commence a nationwide exercise to enforce the Motor Insurance Database (MID) introduced by the NIC in January 2020. A joint task force will be on the road to inspect …

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